Is natural science education fully effective?

Authors

  • Jan Rajmund Paśko Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland
  • Ingrid Paśko, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland

Keywords:

natural science education,, natural phenomena, the molecular theory of matter, teaching

Abstract

The introduction outlines how natural science was taught in the past and how it is taught now.
Next, the research results are presented with the respondents being university students of
Pre-school and Early-school Education degree courses. As part of the study, the respondents
had to answer five questions about common natural phenomena. The analysis of the answers
gave rise to the conclusion that the examined university students were not able to explain the
natural phenomena using the molecular theory of matter; this is due to negative transfer at an
early stage of natural science education. Based on the results of the study, it is suggested that
natural phenomena and processes should be explained using the molecular theory of matter
even at an early stage of primary education.

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Published

2022-02-27

How to Cite

Paśko, J. R., & Paśko, I. (2022). Is natural science education fully effective?. Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Studia Ad Didacticam Biologiae Pertinentia, 343(XI), 35–44. Retrieved from https://bioannales.up.krakow.pl/article/view/9248